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. >> the tsa officer shot dead. what was the motive? our late reporting from the scene tonight. and my interview with a passenger, the chilling moment face to face with the gunman. what the passenger said convinced it saved his life. >>> then the other breaking news tonight, the terror takedown, alleged master mind behind attempted plot at new york times square killed tonight. >>> the river rescue, the school bus underwater, their driver injured. what the children did to save their own lives. >>> and our persons of the week tonight, our mascots. we go behind the mask tonight, they put me in a harness, what they make me do over at american arena, not the time to be afraid of heights. >> one, two, three. >>> good evening on this friday night, diane has the evening off, as we come on the air for the west coast we begin with chaos and panic at l.a.x. in los angeles. a lone gunman pulling a semiautomatic rifle from a bag and opening fire in the middle of morning rush. families in the security line told to run take shelter wherever they could. right here in a bathroom. outside passengers fle
and two tsa workers and one passion injury. one -- passenger. brian rooney, what more have we learned? some of the details that came out of the press conference. he is not able to talk yet. what his mental condition was before the shooting. did he have new diagnosed problems that anyone knew of where did the gun come from and how did he get it did anyone know he had it. there are answered questions and more unanswered questions and the fbi said they will build a full profile of cianca as this goss goes along. >> the other thing who took him to the airport. they say he was dropped off at the airport. >> he had friends and room-mates here. i would count that as a neutral fact. not necessarily the person that dropped him off may have just dropped him off at the airport and may have known nothing about this. his friends told reporters that they saw him thursday and he seemed fine. >> i wouldn't read the drop off one way or another yet. >> the big question you said his motive. the fbi saying was carrying a note that said "he hoped to instill fear into their traitorouus minds and he was tar
people were shot. a tsa agent was killed. the gunman was taken into custody. police believe the gunman acted alone. >> we believe at this point that there was a lone shooter, that he acted at least right now he was the only person armed in this incident. >> brian rooney joins us on the phone from los angeles international airport. give us the latest. the latest information that you have from the scree the scene. >> reporter: the biggest question right now who the shooter is. obviously officers know but they haven't told us who the shooter is. he shot his way through the screening area of the terminal and went into terminal three where there was a gun battle. they did not say how many shots might have been fired, but six people were injured and taken to the hospital. right now the airport is basically shutdown. i have not seen a flight landing in quite awhile now. flights certainly are not going out. the planes are on hold all over the country. now thousands of passengers have been streaming out of the airport, walking along a major avenue outside l.a.x. with their rolling bag looking f
on the investigation into the deadly shooting of a tsa agent and the impact still being felt at bay area airports. >> some passengers are making alternate travel plans because of that shooting investigation. we will have the latest on flight delays and canceled flights coming up . and a new warning from berkeley police. the latest armed robbery that has students on alert. it's all head on mornings on two. >> compete bay yarr news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. it's saturday, november 2nd. >> good morning. the weekend is here and so too is rosemary. let's get a quick look at forecast. >> good morning. we are going to be transitioning to a cooler, breezier pattern for your weekend. this morning waking up with patchy fog. it's really thick along parts of the coastline. it's a chilly temperature slipping back in to the 40s for most of us. by the afternoon a drop coming for the afternoon highs. we will be a lot cooler and winds will start to increase. we have a wind advisory late tonight into early tomorrow morning for some areas. i will show you which
. >>> he indicated his anger and his malice. i would say towards the t.s.a. officers. >> charged with murder. police file charges against the man they say killed a t.s.a. at pointblank range. revenge suicide bombing, that's what the pakistan taliban is promising as they blame the u.s. for killing their leader. >> and offline again - healthcare.gov website is down this sunday as programmers try to make it glitch free once and for all. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm morgan radford. . >>> authorities file murder charges against a man they say opened fire inside terminal 3 at los angeles international airport. details emerged about the shooting that left one t.s.a. dead and others wounded. police say paul ciancia was dropped off by someone at lax before opening his bag, whipping out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez at pointblank range. witnesses say sooens -- sooens walk said away -- paul ciancia walked away only to return and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. he left a note saying he was targeting security screeners. brian rooney
ran down the stairs. >> a tsa agent is dead. several other people wounded after a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. an u.s. drone strike kills the leader of a pakistani taliban. and the prime minister of iraq asks president obama for more help in ending violence in his country. ♪ >> there are still plenty of questions after a shooting at one of the nation's busiest airports. it happened near a security check point. terminal three at los angeles international airport, one tsa agent was killed, three others were wounded. the gunman was taken into custody after a shootout. officers. the investigators say they don't think anyone else was involved. >> we believe at this point that there was a loan shooter, that he acted at least right now, he was the only person armed in this incident. >> brian rooney joins us live from los angeles international airport. brian, good to see you. if you would, bring us up to speed for the very latest. >> reporter: the airport, tony, is still mostly shutdown. occasionally a flight lands but there is none taking off. i think a passeng
that killed one tsa agent, injuring at least five other people and disrupting hundreds of flights nationwide. hello, everyone, glad you're with us. i'm greg jarrett. >> i'm arthel neville. welcome inside america's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is t
the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full pro
-ray machines and tsa was right there with us. and we didn't know what to do. >> i saw one woman scooping up her child to run faster. the suspected gunman 23-year-old paul ciowa a ncia is in the hospital recovering and the fbi are waiting for him to be well enough. he sent a troubling text message to a family member and they found a hand written note describing his intent to kill tsa officers and filled with anti- government rants who felt his rights were being violated. one witness said the gunman targeted tsa agents asking people if they worked for tsa. 39 year old hernandez, leaving behind a wife and two children. dom, bring us up to speed from los angeles. >> reporter: hey, there, harris, we had a photoreleased of hernandez. we can show you what he looked like. he worked here in lax five years and he was a peyafrial inspector and stand in the checkpoint and looking for people behaving suspiciously. this is the scene in lax right now. this is terminal one. it is very, very quiet. and this is the baggage and arrival area. it is quiet this time. we do have a heightened police presence after ye
politician threatening to cut off nato supply routes. >> he indicated anger and malice towards the tsa officers. >> investigators look at what may have motivated the fatal attack at los angeles international airport. >> two french journalists are abducted and killed in northern mali. the same area where the government helped to defeat those fighters months ago. . >>> pakistan's enemy number one is dead. hakimullah mehsud was killed in a u.s. drone strike along with four others. but the pakistani government and politicians are denouncing the killing, saying the strike derailed planned peace talks. >> the efforts have been ambushed. it was not acquired from the front. it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on saturday, but vowed a wave of rerevenge suicide bombings. some pakistani lawmakers are demanding that u.s. supply lines into afghanistan be blocked as a response. >> the chief minister is standing here with me. they have decided that god willing the assembly will pass a unanimous declaration not to allow nato supply to en
anger and his mall. >> i would say, towards the t.s.a. officers. >> murder charges are filed against a suspect in yesterday's deadly shooting at lax. pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotage peace talks as the pakistan taliban promise suicide bombings as revenge. >> back from the storm - the new york city marathon is hours away, under tight security after the boston bomb. >>> we are learning new details about the suspect in the shooting at los angeles international airport. officers say paul ciancia opened fire on a t.s.a. agent, walked away briefly and returned to shoot him again. the 23-year-old allegedly left a note clearly saying he was targetting security screeners. joining us live from lax is brian rooney. what else have we learnt today? >> well, we have learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the incident. they have not released it publicly. the public made a call for video made inside the terminal. paul ciancia faces charges, in the meantime, that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unable to talk, according to the federal
.a.x. and killing one tsa officer and sending passengers running for their lives. >> the guy came in through the glass doors like nothing and comes in shooting everyone. >> who is he? definite a grudge against the tsa? we're live in los angeles with the latest. >>> unsportsmanlike conduct. a miami dolphin leaves the team under mysterious circumstances. allegations of repeated bullying led him to quit. could a lunch room prank have been the final straw? >>> rocky mountain high anxiety. the denver nuggets mascot passes out. during pre game introductions. an update on the mascot "today," saturday, november 2nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. alongside maria schiavocampo who is in for jen a and dylan dreyer. jen a, of course on maternity leave. >> the top story. the deadly shooting of the tsa agent in los angeles airport. the 39-year-old victim the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in th
and killed a tsa agent and wounded other people. the gunman was shot and captured. widespread panic ensued at the airport. hundreds of flights were cancel. >> cell phone video caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the doors to get away from the gunman. police identified the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of new jersey. they say he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station. he seemed to target employees of the transport security administration. >> he looked down, shooting multiple shots. 10-plus shots. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and seriously wounded. >> a man came in to terminal 3 of the airport. he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal >> reporter: local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds of this gunman - that he had. the fact that the officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more rounds that could have
's the only suspect in the shooting yesterday at l.a.x. terminal three. the attack left one tsa officer dead and others injuries. >> he d he target specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note we recovered the note at crime scene. we recovered five loaded magazines. >> e.r.a. learning hr about the tsa agent killed. the widow of ger rar dough hernandez said he moved to the united states when he was 15, he was a kind loving man that took joy in his job. >> he enjoyed the interaction with passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smilings, took pride in duty for the american public and tsa mission. hechs always there to help anyone in need and made people laugh with his sense of humor. >> hernandez would have turned 40 years of age next week. >> the shooting created flight delays. the airport in the bay area is still feeling the effects. monty is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. there are 29 departures to l.a.x. to san jose each day on six airlines. virgin america was most affected by yesterday. the delays and cancellations continued here today. an airpo
. >> los angeles international airport has completely reopened a day after a tsa employee was killed in terminal 3. the shooting put lax on lockdown, disrupting travel plans for more than 160,000. brian rooney joins us live from lax. authorities say everything is back up and running. are passengers still seeing delays? >> it's very busy here at los angeles international. a lot of people had to be rerouted. there's a clog, but all the terminals are open, including terminal 3 where the shooting was. they are sorting out the aftermath, not to speak of the luggage. >> piles of luggage were evidence of travel chaos. the airlines were reuniting passengers with their bags. amanda schroder was still wearing the clothes she travelled with. >> they had so much luggage, they didn't have time to scan it. >> family and friends mourn the lose of 39-year-old hernz r the first -- gerardo i. hernandez, the first tsa agent to die undertaining k his duty. >> he was a great guy, he was proud of his son that played football, how big his son was, and his daughter. >> the man police say was the shooter, 23
sentence at los angeles international airport, after a gunman opens fire at a tsa checkpoint. hundreds evacuate a packed terminal. wjz is live. but first, teri okita live at the scene with more on exactly what happened. teri okita joins us now from los angeles international airport, with an update, following up on this tragic story. teri? >> reporter: on a normal day, on this road, outside of los angeles international airport, the road would be packed. not so today because of the shooting and the temporary closure. witnesses describe the scene as chaotic. they heard several pops, and took cover. >> reporter: police and paramedics swarmed terminal 3 at los angeles international airport. after someone opened fire this morning. >> he proceeded up into the screening area, where tsa screeners are, and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> reporter: emergency crews loaded wounded tsa officers into ambulances. one tsa officer, a 40-year-old man, was killed. and three others were injured. passengers inside the terminal heard the gunshots. >> right whe
to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli joins us from the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: that investigation beginning very much in earnest today. we can show you the moments of chaos in which tsa agents and local police ordered passen germs to throw themselves to the floor. and then they actually ordered them to get out of that terminal. fortunately, one of the passen germs was able to capture this on their phone and get it to tmz. "los angeles times" reporting, quoting an official saying that a note was found on cianci saying he was targeting tsa officials and, quote, pigs. indicating he was obviously after the police here. the associated press also reporting the fbi wants to look into his background. they want to see preci
a gunman opened fire. one tsa agent was killed, several wounded and the shooting could have been worse. tonight the story from inside lax and the reaction from the suspects new jersey home town. >> targetting the taliban. this man was the most wanted in pakistan. today a u.s. drone strike killed him. more on the operation and why the c.i.a. was eager to launch this one. putting the pieces in place for high speed rail. california is moving forward with a project that will create jobs and connect los angeles and san francisco. how do you convince kids to stay in class? in alaska a school district is trying what some call bribery. we'll take a closer look. clues clues [ ♪ music ] >> across the united states over the past 24 hours there has been deadly shootings in new york, rowley north carolina, houston texas, hollywood california to name a few. when there's a shooting in a place with a lot of people and major security it will get a lot of attention. that was the case at los angeles international airport. a tsa agent was killed when a shooter opened fire at term nal 3, and ran toward
with an assault rifle. one tsa agent is dead. the suspect is in custody, hospitalized after being shot by airport police. >> brian rooney is at lax with more on the shooting that is creating panic and chaos. >> the airport has been reopening, from a traffic jam. virtually nothing took off or landed all day long at lax. 750 flights were affected. in the last couple of hours we learnt a few more details about what happened earlier today. >> cell phone video caught the moment when travellers ran for the directors doors to get away from the gunman. >> he was identified as paul ciancia from new jersey, saying he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station, and seemed to be targetting employees. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he was looking down, shooting. 10 plus shots, multiple shots towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and seriously injured. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to hope fire. >> local authori
-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he's looking down, shooting multiple shots. i want to say 10 or 11 - 10-plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and opened fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there were additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralized the
more about that tsa agent who was shot and killed. he is 39-year-old father of two. his family said that he has been working here at lax for about three years. they say he is a devoted father, and he was beloved by his coworkers. in fact, richelle, next week he was set to celebrate his 40th birthday. >> simply doing his job and didn't even make it to 40 years old, stephanie, thank you so much. the suspect's parents live in new jersey. the suspect's family had received suicidal text messages from him this week. other people who. >> this just doesn't make sense. >> that explains why the cops were coming in here with with shotguns and everything. >> i'm still a little taken back. that's why i'm a little speechless to know this is a guy who did what he did to these people. my heart is broken. my heart is just broken. >> the shooting has raised questions about the security at lax and other airports. dr. todd curtis spoke to us about these issues. >> this is someone who attacked tsa who is set up to do a variety of things but they were not set up with law enforcement power. however there
. many abandoned their luggage when it all went down. i want to talk about the tsa officer who was killed. we do know his identity. tsa officers to honor him will wear a black badge until he's to rest. >> well, paul ciancia's parents live in new jersey. the suspect's family had received suicidal text messages from him this week. others who know him express shock at what he's accused of doing. >> i'm just shocked. from knowing this guy i can't believe--it just doesn't make sense. >> oh, that explains why the cops were here coming in with shotguns and everything. >> i'm still a little taken back. that's why i'm kind of like a little speechless to know that this is a guy who did what did he to these people today, and mime heart is broken. my heart is just broken. >> it raises questions about security at lax and other airports dr. todd curtis spoke to us about these issues. >> reporter: this was an unusual attack. it was not a passenger trying to come through normally and sneaking a gun through. this is someone who attacked the security checkpoint as part of his strategy. and tsa was set up t
international airport. new detail emerged about the shooting leaving one t.s.a. dead and other wounded. the shooter was clearly intent on taking out his rage on t.s.a. agents. investigators found a note he allegedly wrote saying he intended to target t.s.a. screeners. next - an update on our top story and saying goodbye to an american hero, a true pioneer. story and saying goodbye to a >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. . major developments on syria coming out of a meeting between secretary of state john kerry and egyptian officials. the leaders came up with an initiative on the crisis in syria for the geneva ii conference. it will be given to the arab foreign minister later today. >> fact stan is ree -- pack stan is re-evaluating its relationship with the united states after a drone strike killed a top taliban official. >> and charges laid against paul ciancia, for the shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. >> two kenyans won the women's and men's races. this year's race is under tightened security. >> kilmeny duchardt spoke wit
with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire yesterday, killing tsa agent and injuring at least five other people. according to police, the 23-year-old suspect who is now in custody had suicidal thoughts and was on a mission to, quote, kill as many as tsa agents as possible. dominic dinatale joins us live from the scene at lax with the latest. dominic? >> reporter: hey there, arthel. yeah, absolutely. sinister messages inside that note is what we're hearing. he was targeting not just the tsa, but apparently also the police. in that note he said he didn't want to hurt innocent civilians, but however, he railed apparently against the government, the dysfunctional government and apparently pinpointed certain individuals within government. details of that coming out in the f.b.i. press conference in a short period of time, about 4:00 o'clock local time. we've photo of the ar-15 that the suspect is believed to have used. that is an ar-15 lying on the floor in the photo. that was taken a short while after he was actually shot. we understand from the tsa officials -- sorry f the police officials today that it took
a tsa screener. we'll go live to it. >>... the t 3 airlines report approximately 30 total cancellations inbound and outbound, impacting approximately 3,400 passengers. now, passengers are checking in at t 3 now. the jett blue and french operations are actually operating out of terminal 3. the virgin american operations are operating out of the tom bradley terminal or the remote gates. airline staff is taking them to their respective gates. t3 airlines are operating at the two adjacent terminals as i mentioned. jet blue's flights for today are likely to operate out of longbeach airport. we expect them to return back to lax this evening. now, passengers who abandoned personal belongings during yesterday's evacuations of t3 should work with their airline to claim everything that they left behind at terminal 3. we greatly appreciate the public's patience during this. most of the terminals are reporting that they are having normal operations just very, very busy. we know the security screening checkpoints are operating normally. there is a large demand. once again, thank you for everyone's p
is going to islamabad. the trouble gunman accused of opening fire at lax and killing a tsa worker and they told him after they shot him he acted alone. and a traditional form of fighting hundreds of years old is in danger of getting knocked out by modern martial arts. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie, more than four months after egypt military coup the trial of the first freely elected president is underway and p.m. was over thrown on july 3 and held in a secret location until today. no pictures showing morsi in court have come out. he arrived earlier at a police academy in cairo for the start of his trial. these are live pictures of protesters outside the court building. morsi is charged with insightment to commit murder. supporters say the trial is political and claim it's part of the military crack down on the muslim brotherhood. 14 more brotherhood leaders are also going on trial today. john kerry visited on sunday and urged the military government to work toward restoring democracy and egypt is planning to hold a national referendum on an amended
out of a bag and shot at the tsa screening station, seeming to target employees of the transportation administration. >> he's looking down, shooting multiple shots by the escalator - 10, plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came in to terminal three of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there was additional rounds that this gunman had. the police officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did. there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer, the first to die in the line of duty was declared dead at ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital where several were taken. police scoured the area to be certain of no other dangers. 750 flights were affected, some never leaving lax, others not leaving other cities. >> passengers streamed out of the lax. pulling their luggage. >> we are trying to find a car p
that killed a tsa agent and wounded several others the suspect is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the f.b.i. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal three. investigators say a note inside his bag gave insight to his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated that he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> the f.b.i. says he shot tsa agent gerardo her and ines and went up the elevator and came down and shot him again, killing him. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son, and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heart-broken and will minutes him dearly. >> the federal complaint says he used a smith and wetson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilian in addition to killing hernandez. the f.b.i. says it will build a full profile of him and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this ne
the moment that complete chaos at the international los angeles international airport. killing a tsa agent and wounding six others. watch this video. >> on the floor. on the floor now. at this hour the suspect' is in custody. we are learning a lot about him, including a motive. >> will carr is in los angeles with the latest on the story. what you can tell us? bring us up to date. >> good morning, guys. overnight we learned a lot more about the man who was shot and killed yesterday morning. police say that 39-year-old hernandez was shot inside of lax. he was a tsa agent and father of two. at the same time we are learning more about the gunman. he still alive. the fbi says 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal and started shooting. he actually looked like he was targeting it sa agents. he would walk up to people and ask if he thrp tsa if they said no, he would let them go and leave the airport. when he was taken into custody evidently he had a handwritten note threatening the tsa. we now can see his pickerington. he is originally from new jersey. he evidently texted his brother s
normally at los angeles airport after the shootings, it left a tsa agent dead and several others injured. we get the latest now from carter evans. >> when paul opened fire in terminal three, he was carried a handwritten note, fbi special agent david bowdag. e. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he was dropped off at the airport and then shot gerardo hernandez point blank. he is the first tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. even as he sprayed bullets from his assault bullet rifle throughout the, few were injured, airport police chief -- >> we were so lucky. >> in all honesty this could have been much, much worse. >> in his hometown of pen field, new jersey many are asking why. but so far there are no answers. >> josh pagan was a former neighbor. >> he was a friendly guy and there had to be something horrific to go on for him to do something like that. >> he is charged with murder ago federal officer while on duty and could face the death penalty, and authorities are saying little about the person who dropped him off at la
opens fire at a tsa checkpoint. hundreds evacuate a packed terminal. >> reporter: on a normal day at l.a.x., this airport road would be packed. not so today because of the closure. witnesses described the scene as chaotic. they heard several pops and took cover. >> reporter: police and paramedics swarmed terminal 3 at los angeles international airport, after someone opened fire this morning. >> he proceeded up into the screening area, where tsa screeners are, and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> one man and a tsa uniform was able to walk out. but another employee was rushed out in a wheelchair, with an apparent chest wound. >> the preliminary work figures we have, and these two are reportedly, one say, officer dead, four others injured. >> reporter: passengers inside the terminal heard the gunshots. >> right when i heard the shots, i looked over my shoulder. and everybody was running towards me, saying, run. you know, run. >> reporter: other passengers saw the gunman. >> and i noticed he had an assault rifle. a huge gun, strapped over his
. escalator. >> the tsa followed him to terminal 3 where he was shot. >> the individual came into terminal 3 and pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that this gunman had. and the fact that these officers were able to neutralize the threat. this was hundreds of rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal today. >> the it tsa officer was declad dead at ronald reagan ucla hospital where the wounded were taken. the police scoured the area. almost 75 750 flights were affected. passengers came streaming out of lax pulling their luggage and looking for transportation and hotels. we try to find a rental car place and when they let us go we'll go. >> there are reports that cianca told his family was not happy. the investigators have not determined a reason for the shooting that puts the focus on the safety of air travel. >> germany and brazil are fed up with electronic surveillance. the draft calls on u.n. members to declare that they were deeply concerned that hu
out a rifle started firing at tsa employees. there were points he said things about tsa. he killed one tsa worker and wounded as many as three others before he himself was shot in the chest and taken into custody. he's reported to be in critical condition in the hospital. law enforcement sources tell the l.a. times that authorities found a note next to the shooter in which he expressed, quote, his disappointment with the government. nbc news reporting that the shooter sent a suicidal text to his family before entering the airport where he apparently started shooting. again, though, the shooter is alive in critical condition and in custody. l.a.x. is a mess in terms of flight cancellations and delays and thousands of passengers getting stranded. this is a story we'll be following through the night as we learn more. please keep watching this space for news. >>> here's the background, when george w. bush picked harriet mier meyers, he was showing trademark loyalty. he was also particularly happy to have found a woman he trusted for that job since the seat she was going to be filling on th
, it left a tsa agent dead and several others injured. we get the latest now from carter evans. >> when paul opened fire in terminal three, he was carried a handwritten note, fbi special agent david bowdag. e. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he was dropped off at the airport and then shot gerardo hernandez point blank. he is the first tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. even as he sprayed bullets from his assault bullet rifle throughout the, few were injured, airport police chief -- >> we were so lucky. >> in all honesty this could have been much, much worse. >> in his hometown of pen field, new jersey many are asking why. but so far there are no answers. >> josh pagan was a former neighbor. >> he was a friendly guy and there had to be something horrific to go on for him to do something like that. >> he is charged with murder ago federal officer while on duty and could face the death penalty, and authorities are saying little about the person who dropped him off at lax. as for those thousands of passengers stranded by fri
in yemen. >>> man open fired in a crowded los angeles airport, killing a tsa official. >> the last remaining m 23 rebel fighters in the democratic republic of congo. we have more now let's go to the military base where al jazeera's malcolm webb is standing by. malcolm, it seems like this is the last stand for the rebels. tell us exactly where you are right now. >> reporter: well, i'm in a military base that originally belonged to the government, and then the rebels took it from them last year. the government took it back just a few days ago when the rebels retreated. you can see the gun behind me that rebels have to leave mind. it looks like they poured petro all ovepetrolall over it and trt it on fire, but they think they can get it going again. they think they're going to get this fixed up and fight the rebels soon. if we move the camera across to the right you can see a hill in the distance. this is one of the three hills where the last of the rebels remain and the government has been bombing them with tanks and artillery. the government has said today the final for the rebels t
headlines to bring you. >>> the t.s.a. union is demanding tighter security including armed security officers at every airport check point, this after a gunman targets agents at l.a.x. on friday. cops say they missed speaking to the suspect by minutes the same day he killed a t.s.a. agent and wounded several others. cops visited his home because his family was worried about receiving what they described as disturbing messages. but he was already headed to the airport by the time those officers had arrived. after being gunned down by police at the airport, he told officers he acted alone and he had been dropped off at the airport by a friend of his. his motivation appears to be centered around some sort of a grudge. law enforcement says the shooter is heavily sedated and under armed guards at the hospital. >>> look at this bizarre one. a new york university student missing for 36 hours is finally found and he was found trapped in a tiny space just two feet wide between two buildings. first responders say he was lodged between his dorm building and a parking garage and it took about an hour and
. the function of tsa is to ensure that people can board planes safely, take flights safely, the responsibility for protecting airport security is not a tsa function but something we need to examine given what happened in los angeles. would you say there is a sort of anger at the government that was behind this? >> that is one thing we have to determine is part of the investigation. there have been some plumber larry things we have learned. -- there have been some pulmonary things we have learned. we have to get a full picture of the manning custody of understand what his motive might have been. it certainly does not justify the killing of a brave tsa injured or others who were injured. no feelings of the government could possibly justify these kinds of actions. you are scheduled to go to trial interior weeks over the the merger of american airlines and united. this andyou settle what are the expectations? >> this is a matter that we touched upon with airlines we have sued an express concerns about the potential reduction in competition that a merger would potentially impose. i'm not going in
was specifically targeting tsa agents. the suspect now faces federal murder charges. and nbc's miguel almaguer is at l.a.x. with the latest. what's new today? >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. it's right here at terminal three where the suspect allegedly walked through those front doors. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia pulled out that rifle and targeted tsa agents. the first person he targeted was gerrardo hernandez. he was shot several times. when the suspect saw hernandez moving, the suspect walked back down the escalator, shot hernandez again, fatally wounding him. his wife spoke yesterday. here's what she had to say. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him deerly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for president tsa mission. >> reporter: after hernandez was killed, the gunfire certainly was not -- the suspect went back up that escalator, shot two more tsa apgents who were both woundd and also shot a local high school teacher. those three men were wounded. the suspect then moved beyond security, about 100 yards into the ter
in terminal three yesterday killing a tsa agent and wounding others. the police identified the suspect as 23-year-old paul ciancia. >>> pakistan summon the u.s. ambassador after a drone talk killed taliban leader halimulle mehsud
fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where t.s.a. screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> woodruff: the gunman ultimately shot it out with police and, apparently, was wounded before being captured. the associated press identified him as 23-year-old paul ciancia of the los angeles area. for a time, the incident caused the federal aviation administration to ground all departures from l.a.x. flights bound there from other cities were ordered not to take off. iraqi prime minister nouri al- maliki appealed today for u.s. help against violent attacks by al-qaeda militants. he wound up a washington visit this week by meeting with president obama at the white house. maliki is seeking military and intelligence assistance. we'll have more on this story after the news summary. in egypt, thousands turned out to protest after friday prayers, in a show of support for deposed president mohammed morsi. they filled the streets and denounced morsi's upcoming trial, due to start monday. there were even chants calling for t
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